geographical name 1. country SW Asia in Arabia at head of Persian Gulf; a sheikhdom, before 1961 under British protection area 6880 square miles (17,819 square kilometers), population 1,355,827 2. city & port, its capital population 181,774 • Kuwaiti adjective or noun

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  • Kuwait — Persian Gulf country, named for its capital city (said to have been founded in current form 1705), which is from Arabic al kuwayt, dim. of kut, a word used in southern Iraq and eastern Arabia for a fortress like house surrounded by a settlement… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kuwait — [ko͞o wāt′] 1. independent Arab state in E Arabia, at the head of the Persian Gulf between Iraq & Saudi Arabia: 6,880 sq mi (17,818 sq km); pop. 1,697,000 2. its capital, a seaport on the Persian Gulf: pop. 31,000 Kuwaiti [ko͞owāt′ē] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Kuwait — Infobox Country native name = دولة الكويت Dawlat al Kuwayt conventional long name = State of Kuwait common name = Kuwait symbol type = Coat of arms national anthem = Al Nasheed Al Watani official languages = Arabic demonym = Kuwaiti capital =… …   Wikipedia

  • Kuwait — /koo wayt /, n. 1. a sovereign monarchy in NE Arabia, on the NW coast of the Persian Gulf: formerly a British protectorate. 2,076,805; ab. 8000 sq. mi. (20,720 sq. km). 2. a seaport in and the capital of this monarchy. 800,000. Also, Koweit. * *… …   Universalium

  • Kuwait — دولة الكويت Daulat al Kuwait Staat Kuwait …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kuwait — دولة الكويت Dawlat al Kuwayt Estado de Kuwait …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kuwait — Kuweit * * * Ku|wait ; s: Staat am Persischen Golf. * * * I Kuwait,     Kurzinformation:   Fläche: 17 818 km2   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kuwait — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Kuwait <p></p> Background: <p></p> Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait… …   The World Factbook

  • Kuwait — El Estado de Kuwait es una pequeña monarquía en la costa del Golfo Pérsico. Limita con Iraq al Norte y con Arabia Saudí al Sur. * * * ► Ciudad cap. del Estado homónimo y puerto en la bahía homónima (golfo Pérsico). (Dawlat al Kuwait) ► Estado de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kuwait — noun 1. a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait • Syn: ↑Kuwait City, ↑Koweit, ↑capital of Kuwait • Instance Hypernyms: ↑national capital • Part Holonyms: ↑State of Kuwait, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kuwait — noun a) Country in the Middle East. Official name: State of Kuwait. b) The capital city of Kuwait. See Also: Kuwaiti …   Wiktionary

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